The White Buffalo

Colston Hall Presents at The O2 Academy Bristol

The White Buffalo, AKA singer-songwriter Jake Smith, has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade.  His captivating live presence and workingman’s approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fan base worldwide. In 2015 he released ‘Love and The Death of Damnation’, an album that prompted wide critical acclaim, citing Smith’s “Superbly crafted acoustic Americana” (Total Guitar).

Over the course of five albums, various EPs and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV’s Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original.  The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion.  His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.

Smith’s capacity to tell tales and evoke atmospheres remains undimmeda turbo charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawnQ Magazine

A rich composite of Eddie Vedder and Steve Earle…impressiveUncut

The music is audacious…a mix of hardcore country, southern rock and deep soulClassic Rock

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